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Gangs of Wasseypur 2- Movie Review

09 Aug

What happens when one tries to make a sequel to an excellent subject? I would not call it a movie as GOW1 was more about story telling than movie making. Well the result is that either the team fails or fails badly. Luckily Gangs of Wasseypur 2  (GOW2) met with neither of the two fates. While it is natural that we draw parallels between the GOW1 and GOW2 but they both are two different feels. GOW2 is more of cinematic excellence than a story told well.

My Observations:

While the story of GOW 2 takes on exactly from where they left in GOW 1, the only things that remained ageless between the two revenge sagas were the racy language, the rampant killing, and ‘Sonu Band’ — Enne to kamaal kar ditta. Just can’t forget the song ‘Yaad Teri Aayegi’ especially his counting the beats on his fingers between the stanzas.

GOW1 built on the characters so I was expecting a lot more on them evolving from small time ‘galli ke gunde’ to ‘mafias’ but GOW 2 gave us more characters and the ones central to GOW1, just stood aside. Unfortunately the new ones were too many to digest and were nipped at the bud before they could blossom like the stuttering ‘palpendiculal’, his friend tangent (who almost had no substantial role) and definite…yeah…this one was definitely good. Good not exactly in terms of his acting skills but good for the amount of time dedicated to his character. This guy Zeishan Quadri also happens to be co-writer of the script.

Too much of ‘cheecha ledar’ in this movie though. It had to be because it is a very dark movie. While Faizal took over the legacy of his father Sardar Khan but somehow Nawazuddin could not carry the acting prowess of Manoj Bajpai…bade hi ‘patle’ reh gaye is mamle me.But undoubtedly he was the soul of the movie. May be some more of his skills other than his straight-face-hoarse-voice should have been explored.

Piyush Misra’s background narration of course caught everyone’s attention just the way Huma Khan’s beauty did. Richa Chaddha’s sadness was very realistic when she was singing at the sangeet.

Overall the movie is a good watch for all but more from the movie maker’s angle rather than the movie-goer’s perspective. Too heavy towards the end but quite predictable.

I managed to doze off for a while….less than a minute though…

My Rating – ****1/2 out of 5

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2 Comments

Posted by on August 9, 2012 in Movie

 

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2 responses to “Gangs of Wasseypur 2- Movie Review

  1. Lalit

    August 12, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Utter crap is the word – Anurag Kashyap should be sent to Mars never to return again to torture us. I have not seen GOW -I , but after seeing GOW-I I. – I dont think I am going to risk seeing the first one

     
  2. askJayaa

    August 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Hey Lalit…GOW I is a must watch…u should have skipped part II…n Mars is too close…can sustain life…U never know he might continue movie making from there…let’s try some other planet. Jokes apart I feel after watching GOW I, not enough justice is done to the characterization of GOW II. Looked like he wanted so much to say and so little time so he kid of rushed. He should have attempted GOW III…Check out my review and do watch GOW I – worth a try…promise you will stay wide awake… http://askjayaa.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/gangs-of-wasseypur-movie-review/

     

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